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    Windows server backups

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    At the moment I use NTBackup on my 2003 fle server and Windows server backups on my 2008R2 DC. As it stands I can get at individual files with NTBackup (please sir I've lost xyz file) but not with Windows server backup. At some point I will have to migrate the file server to 2008R2.
    Am I missing something with this and is it possible to restore individual files with Windows server backup or am I going to have to look for an alterative that gives me the functionality.

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    if its user files i just use robocopy and dump them to a nas box then i can just drag and drop them back. For full08 backups i use macrium reflect

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    Yes you should be able to restore individual files as long as you havent backed up to DVD/CD.

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    have you looked at DPM?

    http://www.microsoft.com/systemcente...n-manager.aspx

    Haven't used it yet, but we may be getting it this summer.
    PM me if you want some more info.

    EDIT: it takes 30min snapshots throughout the day.

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    If you have Volume Shadow Copy configured then staff and students can recover their own deleted files - I only use the backup software (Yosemite, in our case) to ensure there are off site backups kept

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    Quote Originally Posted by sted View Post
    if its user files i just use robocopy and dump them to a nas box then i can just drag and drop them back. For full08 backups i use macrium reflect
    I was looking at this a while back. How do you find Macrium Reflect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    I was looking at this a while back. How do you find Macrium Reflect?
    as long as vss is happy (and i have a script that fixes it if not) backing up is fine ive not had to restore in anger yet. The main issue i have with it is that due to silly lea isp it wont e-mail if it fails so i have to remember to check. Its free for 30 days anyway iirc to try

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    Cheers mate. You don't happen to know if it does Exchange 2010 do you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodminman View Post
    Cheers mate. You don't happen to know if it does Exchange 2010 do you?
    not a clue lea isp will not allow exchange servers on site

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    Just for info, here's the response from a query I sent over to there sales people:

    Hi,
    Thanks for contacting us.
    Since Exchange is a VSS aware application there should be no problem backing up Exchange 2010.
    Regards,
    Martin Castaldo - Macrium Support

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